Why Thomas Edison State University?

Welcome McDonald's Employees
Thomas Edison State University now offers educational opportunities to employees of McDonald's interested in earning a college degree or completing a professional certificate program.

You can do this.

Your schedule is demanding.
Our schedule works around you. New semesters start every month.

You need convenience.
At Thomas Edison State University, you can earn your degree wherever and whenever you want, such as from the comfort of your home or the local library.

You need flexibility.
Thomas Edison State University offers online courses, guided and independent study and a credit-transfer policy that honors the corporate training that has been recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE).

You deserve credit for what you already know.
Thomas Edison State University is a national leader in assessing and awarding credit for college-level learning acquired outside the classroom.

You deserve an affordable education.
Thomas Edison State University offers one of the best values in higher education anywhere in the world.

This is for you.

  • The University has built its entire academic program around the unique needs of adult learners, removing the barriers that limit many excellent undergraduate and graduate school candidates who juggle family and career responsibilities.
  • Thomas Edison State University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Thomas Edison State University offers flexible course delivery options that best fit your learning style. In addition to taking classes online or through Guided Study, students may complete courses by taking and passing standardized examinations or use Web-based assessments designed to help them master a course. Credit may also be earned through college-level learning acquired outside the classroom or by transferring credit earned from other regionally accredited colleges or universities.


Gail VonGonten

"Thomas Edison State University provided the gentle but firm guidance and support to allow me to focus on my education to achieve my short term goal of completing a baccalaureate degree. That degree allowed me to reach professional long term goals at McDonalds Corporation where my focus allows me to pursue my passion around training and development."

- Gail VonGonten, BS '82
Director of HR Development
McDonald's Corporation